Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
Theme this week is urban/rural decay, meaning the goal this week is to take pictures of run down buildings, abandoned areas, pretty much anything that looks like it needs to be better taken care of. We decided to go over by the old Grace Hospital site. The main building was torn down years ago, this is the only one left standing. I think this use to be the old nurses residence, but I am not entirely sure. Perhaps one of my nursing friends would be able to tell me what exactly this building is. Anyways, this is the picture for the day, I think it’ll be a fun week if the weather cooperates! 
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Theme this week is urban/rural decay, meaning the goal this week is to take pictures of run down buildings, abandoned areas, pretty much anything that looks like it needs to be better taken care of. We decided to go over by the old Grace Hospital site. The main building was torn down years ago, this is the only one left standing. I think this use to be the old nurses residence, but I am not entirely sure. Perhaps one of my nursing friends would be able to tell me what exactly this building is. Anyways, this is the picture for the day, I think it’ll be a fun week if the weather cooperates! 

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Matt picked the theme this week; ruins/abandoned/dilapidated. I convinced him to pop down and go for a shoot of the old Grace Hospital (I think that’s what this is). Other than some dude rocking a piss outside the building it was like anywhere else. I scaled a mountain of dirt in the lot alongside to get this perspective, and then processed it to emphasize the rundown nature of the building.
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Matt picked the theme this week; ruins/abandoned/dilapidated. I convinced him to pop down and go for a shoot of the old Grace Hospital (I think that’s what this is). Other than some dude rocking a piss outside the building it was like anywhere else. I scaled a mountain of dirt in the lot alongside to get this perspective, and then processed it to emphasize the rundown nature of the building.

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An iceberg. So. Tired.
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An iceberg. So. Tired.

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So in my trials and tribulations as an amateur photographer it was not a good day. I saw a picture today that I absolutely fell in love with. It was of the icebergs out by Cape Spear, with a full moon lighting them all up, I thought it was wicked sweet.
I had in my mind I would drive out to Fort Amherst and see if the icebergs were still there to get a few golden hour pictures. I make the trek out, set up my gear and bang - I realize I don’t have my memory card for my camera. That’s okay, I have a spare in my bag, wait a minute, my spare isn’t in my bag. Where the fuck would my spare card be, it has only one place to be….in my goddamn camera bag. So here I am out at Fort Amherst with all my gear, minus the one piece of equipment I need to actually take a photo.
Defeated, I head home, and decide I will come back again tonight and try and duplicate the picture that inspired my trek out there in the first place. I head back around midnight - with memory card in camera - and realize that I have no idea how this women produced such a fantastic photograph. I took a few photos of the moon and bergs, but was not satisfied with them at all. 
So once again, I am defeated. I head back to my car and on the way I run into a fox, gnawing on a chicken bone in the middle of the road. At last, something I can take a picture of! I fumble around in my bag trying to get my camera out very stealthy, and by the time I actually get my camera out, the fox is long gone with chicken bone in tow. Man, I really suck at this photography thing.
In one last ditch effort I decide to go somewhere I’ve wanted to explore for some time, and try and get a snapshot of the city. I once again trek to this unknown place (without my flash light, probably not a good idea) I set up shop, and snap and few pictures, and this was the end result. I am really happy how this one turned out. 
The texture of the water with the lights is cool, so there, it meets the theme. A new theme tomorrow, I gotta figure it out. 
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So in my trials and tribulations as an amateur photographer it was not a good day. I saw a picture today that I absolutely fell in love with. It was of the icebergs out by Cape Spear, with a full moon lighting them all up, I thought it was wicked sweet.

I had in my mind I would drive out to Fort Amherst and see if the icebergs were still there to get a few golden hour pictures. I make the trek out, set up my gear and bang - I realize I don’t have my memory card for my camera. That’s okay, I have a spare in my bag, wait a minute, my spare isn’t in my bag. Where the fuck would my spare card be, it has only one place to be….in my goddamn camera bag. So here I am out at Fort Amherst with all my gear, minus the one piece of equipment I need to actually take a photo.

Defeated, I head home, and decide I will come back again tonight and try and duplicate the picture that inspired my trek out there in the first place. I head back around midnight - with memory card in camera - and realize that I have no idea how this women produced such a fantastic photograph. I took a few photos of the moon and bergs, but was not satisfied with them at all. 

So once again, I am defeated. I head back to my car and on the way I run into a fox, gnawing on a chicken bone in the middle of the road. At last, something I can take a picture of! I fumble around in my bag trying to get my camera out very stealthy, and by the time I actually get my camera out, the fox is long gone with chicken bone in tow. Man, I really suck at this photography thing.

In one last ditch effort I decide to go somewhere I’ve wanted to explore for some time, and try and get a snapshot of the city. I once again trek to this unknown place (without my flash light, probably not a good idea) I set up shop, and snap and few pictures, and this was the end result. I am really happy how this one turned out. 

The texture of the water with the lights is cool, so there, it meets the theme. A new theme tomorrow, I gotta figure it out. 

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From a trailer I walked past tonight with Melissa and Bigg-E.
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From a trailer I walked past tonight with Melissa and Bigg-E.

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Went to the Double Lucky restaurant downtown tonight and it was fabulous. This is their bar area, I liked the old fashioned pattern of cars as the glass holder. 
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Went to the Double Lucky restaurant downtown tonight and it was fabulous. This is their bar area, I liked the old fashioned pattern of cars as the glass holder. 

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Melissa and I took a swing out to Cape Spear around 930 and the sun was well on its way above the ocean, half a dozen icebergs were just offshore, and there was no wind. In terms of patterns, here’s the best I got for tonight. By the time the moon was where I wanted it in the sky we were on our way back home and I was too tired to set everything up again, so here we are, a honey moon they’re calling it.
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Melissa and I took a swing out to Cape Spear around 930 and the sun was well on its way above the ocean, half a dozen icebergs were just offshore, and there was no wind. In terms of patterns, here’s the best I got for tonight. By the time the moon was where I wanted it in the sky we were on our way back home and I was too tired to set everything up again, so here we are, a honey moon they’re calling it.

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Pattern on a box in my backyard where I keep my summer stuff. No story, just looking for patterns. 
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Pattern on a box in my backyard where I keep my summer stuff. No story, just looking for patterns. 

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Texture of that big ol’ moon tonight.
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Texture of that big ol’ moon tonight.

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Trees have a pattern right? I decided to try and snap a few photos of the sun after work tonight, I ended up out in Topsail parked in a church parking lot. I found this nice patch of trees and I wanted to silhouette with the trees and Bell Island in the background. Not overly happy with it, could have been better framed I think. Nevertheless it is my photo, and it is a debatable theme photo. 
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Trees have a pattern right? I decided to try and snap a few photos of the sun after work tonight, I ended up out in Topsail parked in a church parking lot. I found this nice patch of trees and I wanted to silhouette with the trees and Bell Island in the background. Not overly happy with it, could have been better framed I think. Nevertheless it is my photo, and it is a debatable theme photo. 

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Here’s a pattern; the handles of a drawer in a highboy I have in my living room. I received the beautiful piece of furniture from Mom. The  highboy shows the character and age of moving across Canada and all over Newfoundland, but also from being in a house where the most harmless of toys could have turned into a ninja star at a moment’s notice.
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Here’s a pattern; the handles of a drawer in a highboy I have in my living room. I received the beautiful piece of furniture from Mom. The  highboy shows the character and age of moving across Canada and all over Newfoundland, but also from being in a house where the most harmless of toys could have turned into a ninja star at a moment’s notice.

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I bought a new lens! It was my first new lens purchase so I am pretty excited about it. I got to use it today for the first time and I kind of enjoyed it! Here is my picture from today. It is of the top of a traditional Newfoundland hat called a “salt and pepper hat”. Two major things I think of when I see a hat like this is Newfoundland culture and a local band called The Sharecroppers. This trio of awesome dudes from my hometown of Pasadena were always wearing this caps when playing gigs, and they sort of became a symbol of the band.
I love the pattern in the kitting, the different colours, and the feeling of wool in general. Seems like it fits the theme to me :)
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I bought a new lens! It was my first new lens purchase so I am pretty excited about it. I got to use it today for the first time and I kind of enjoyed it! Here is my picture from today. It is of the top of a traditional Newfoundland hat called a “salt and pepper hat”. Two major things I think of when I see a hat like this is Newfoundland culture and a local band called The Sharecroppers. This trio of awesome dudes from my hometown of Pasadena were always wearing this caps when playing gigs, and they sort of became a symbol of the band.

I love the pattern in the kitting, the different colours, and the feeling of wool in general. Seems like it fits the theme to me :)

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Non-theme, but I haven’t posted a normal pic of Biggs in a while and he had a great run in the park today.
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Non-theme, but I haven’t posted a normal pic of Biggs in a while and he had a great run in the park today.

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I’ll start by saying I love bricks. I grew up in a town where we had only one brick building that I can remember (our highschool) and for some reason I always thought bricks added character to a building. When I moved to Ontario I noticed many houses were actually built out of brick, which in Newfoundland is a rare sight to see. Driving up Kenmount Rd. I kept my eye out for brick buildings and I have to say there are a lot of them. So enough about bricks, here is my picture. The brick pattern is nice in itself, but I also tried to highlight the textures of the brick.
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I’ll start by saying I love bricks. I grew up in a town where we had only one brick building that I can remember (our highschool) and for some reason I always thought bricks added character to a building. When I moved to Ontario I noticed many houses were actually built out of brick, which in Newfoundland is a rare sight to see. Driving up Kenmount Rd. I kept my eye out for brick buildings and I have to say there are a lot of them. So enough about bricks, here is my picture. The brick pattern is nice in itself, but I also tried to highlight the textures of the brick.

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The pattern of the window screen against the lights creates an optical illusion where, although the intersections are black, when looking at an individual intersection all those around it appear green. Or orange depending on which light you’re looking at.
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The pattern of the window screen against the lights creates an optical illusion where, although the intersections are black, when looking at an individual intersection all those around it appear green. Or orange depending on which light you’re looking at.

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